Friday, July 18, 2008

Intel CEO: Atom Platform Something "Most of Us Wouldn't Use" [D'OH]

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/338342168/intel-ceo-atom-platform-something-most-of-us-wouldnt-use

In a quarterly conference call today, Intel CEO Paul Otellini dropped the aforementioned diss of the low-cost, low-power 45nm Atom chipset that can be found in a few current and many future netbooks, redirecting attention to the just-updated Centrino 2 and somehow-still-alive Celeron platforms as more viable for most consumers, and more profitable evidently for Intel. Otellini has also described Atom as "something for the next 2 billion computer users" in developing markets, so I guess this is a us/them, poor/rich tech classes pair of statements. This does nothing to explain the strange excitement most of us have when thinking about $200 laptops like the Asus eee, though. [Daily Tech


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